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HAND OVER OF PRESIDENTS

Monday 27th July 2020

Monday 29th June saw the end of the Rotary year and with it came the traditional hand over of presidents. With the Covid 19 lockdown still in force, this had to be a virtual hand over but outgoing President Alan Hopkins did somehow manage to  smuggle  the chain of office across to the new President, Michael Hoey.  We will of course re-create the scene for a photocall once we all come out of isolation and re-meet in person.

ZOOM QUIZ NIGHT RAISES £774 FOR THE COVID 19 RELIEF FUND

Saturday 27th June 2020

We held a really enjoyable Zoom Quiz Night last night hosted by Duncan and Rachel with the aim of raising at least £500 for our Covid 19 Relief Fund.  Despite some rather sticky questions over 6 cerebrally challenging rounds (particulalry the one on sport) we all did rather well. The main goal of the evening was more than achieved with a magnificent £774 raised through Just Giving. Many thanks to everyone for their contributions.

SUPPORT FOR THE COMMUNITY - SUPPORTING THE PHYSIC GARDEN AND SCOUTS

Wednesday 6th May 2020

The Club met on Monday at is regular time - but virtuallly on Zoom  - for its AGM and to discuss support for several projects within Faversham.  Pictured right is the Club voting to buy a Zoom licence for the Physic Garden in order that they can stay in contact with their vulnerable supporters; we additionally voted match funding up to £300 to the Faversham Scouts fundraising appeal.

EASTER SUPPORT TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Thursday 9th April 2020

Whilst we may have had to suspend  our normal meetings, it has not stopped us supporting our community.  Today we funded and delivered small Easter presents of Easter Eggs, flowers, chocolates and biscuits to those resident in the Cottage Hospital,  the Alms Houses and some of the local care homes in order to bring a little cheer at this difficult time. 

CLUB ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED

Tuesday 17th March 2020

In line with Government advice, we have reluctantly suspended our Club activities for the foreseeable future. However, that does not mean that we are not around:  we are still supporting our local community and welcome any approaches or ideas for suppport for those affected by the fallout from Covid 19 in the Faversham area.

Please do stay in touch via our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/Favershamrotary

EVOLVE F1 WORLD CHAMPIONS

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Following the  previoius post in January, the Queen Elizabeth School Evolve F1Team came to speak to the Club last night about the World Championship competion which they won last November. It was very clear that they all have put an enormous effort into the design and engineering of the car, the very professional portfolios on the whole project, their Pit Stand, and of course the racing of the car itself.  Very well done to Freddie and Lewis (both pictured) and George.

ANNUAL CROCUS SALE RAISES £360

Saturday 29th February 2020

We have had another successful sale of crocuses for Rotary's Purple for Polio fundraising campaign.  Bought last autumn, 5,000 crocus bulbs were potted and carefully nurtured by Maurice Weaver over the winter before being sold on Faversham market last Saturday. In all we raised £360 which will be matched by the Bill Gates Foundation.  

At the same time we bought an additional 10,000 bulbs which we planted alongside the Recreation Ground; these are now in full bloom.

 

A MEMBER AT LEISURE

Sunday 16th February 2020

David Simmons was spotted doing a bit of  physical training at the opening of the TGO gym is Faversham last Friday.  Impressive .... but can't say he is really enjoying it though!

EVOLVE F1 WORLD CHAMPIONS

Tuesday 14th January 2020

For the past 2 years the Club has sponsored the F1 Team from the QE School Faversham in support at a team of four students involved with creating CO2 propelled race cars.  The team took take part in the National School F1 championships in 2018 and then the F1 Word Championships in November 2019, which they won.  Several club members went to a presentation at the QE earlier this month and we are looking forward to the team coming to speak to us in March

ANNUAL CAROL TOUR RAISES £4,464

Wednesday 8th January 2020

We have had another very successful year on our pre-Christmas Carol Tour of street collections and static collections at Tescos and have raised £4,464 (before costs); this is an increase of nearly £200 on last year.  All proceeds are devoted to local good causes.  Many thanks to all those in Faversham for their very generous donations, and to all Club members for their efforts in pounding the streets.

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